The third annual Lost Landscapes of Detroit archival film compilation premiered on September 29, 2012 at Salt & Cedar Letterpress Gallery in Detroit's Eastern Market. This film is mostly silent. It is designed to be screened before a live audience whose comments, questions, interjections and conversation become the soundtrack. The footage comes primarily from Prelinger Archives. Credits are at the end of the program. favorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Detroit, urban history, Prelinger, home movies
Home movies presumably shot by a Detroit family approximately 1941. Pictures home and family activities, the exterior of the Ford River Rouge Plant, boating on the Detroit River and possibly elsewhere, and a visit to the zoo. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: home movies, Detroit, families, factories, Ford Motor Company, zoos, Detroit River
Home movies presumably shot by a Detroit, Michigan family showing children, babies, backyard action, adults, children and baby posing with automobile parked on street. A sequence towards the end of the film shows postal workers posing outside a U.S. Post Office facility, probably located on Baltimore St. in Detroit, by the railroad tracks. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Detroit, families, children, babies, automobiles, postal workers, labor
Home movies shot at the parade celebrating the city of Detroit, Michigan's 200th anniversary, 1951. Begins with brief shot of the boxer Joe Louis riding in convertible, and pictures many marching bands, associations, groups and thematic floats. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Detroit, parades, African Americans, bands, community organizations
Home movies presumably shot by a Detroit, Michigan family showing home and yard activities, travel scenes and miscellaneous images of interest, ca. 1929. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, travel and tourism, Detroit, Michigan, houses, railroads, towns
Home movies shot in and around the home of a Detroit, Michigan family, probably during World War II. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: home movies, Detroit, backyards, children, streets, automobiles, soldiers
Home movie in two parts. The first, in color, is an impressionistic picture of buildings, streets and people in downtown Detroit, Michigan, presumably shot around 1962. The second, in black and white, shows scenes shot around the 200th anniversary celebration of the city of Detroit, 1951. favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Detroit, Michigan, buildings, downtowns, streets, traffic, experimental, avant-garde
Home movies presumably shot by a Detroit, Michigan family, approx, late 1940s or early 1950s. Includes family and home scenes, members of a wedding party and guests on the sidewalk, two men on local automobile trips, two men putting flowers on a gravestone in a cemetery, family getting into a car for a trip, zoo scenes, and backyard scenes. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Detroit, Families, Homes, Weddings, Automobiles, Roadtrips, Men, Cemeteries, Flowers,...
Home movie from the 50th Grand Conclave of the predominantly African American fraternity Omega Psi Phi, shot in and around the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, Michigan, December 27-30, 1965. Shows crowds outside hotel gathering for a group picture, social activity, basketball player Wilt Chamberlain arriving at hotel, members eating in diner, and evening social activity inside hotel (interior footage shot in black and white). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Detroit, African Americans, Fraternities, Omega Psi Phi, Wilt Chamberlain, restaurants
Home movies shot by travelers visiting Detroit, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1951. Shows displays and possibly a parade associated with the Detroit 200th Anniversary Celebration, scenes of Belle Isle Bridge and ferries, downtown street scenes, and high-angle shots and street scenes in Milwaukee. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Travel and tourism, Detroit, Milwaukee, Street scenes, Kodachrome, Buildings, Parades,...
Promotional trailer showing premiere activities and publicity surrounding release of Otto Premingers film ANATOMY OF A MURDER (United Artists), which was filmed on Michigans Upper Peninsula. The premiere took place in Detroit; present were Lee Remick, Joseph N. Welch, George C. Scott, Otto Preminger, Arthur O'Connell, Walter Reuther and Michigan governor G. Mennen Williams. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Motion pictures: Trailers, Detroit, Michigan, Preminger, Otto
Home movies presumably shot in and around Detroit, Michigan, ca. mid-1940s (possibly World War II-era). Includes scenes at an unidentified high-school football game, and scenes of young adults socializing around houses and cars. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, Detroit, Football, High schools, Young adults, Teenagers, Automobiles
Home movies presumably shot by a Detroit, Michigan family in the mid-1950s, with scenes of family and home activities, point-of-view driving down Michigan Avenue towards downtown Detroit, a trip to Silver Lake and possibly to Holland, Michigan. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, travel and tourism, families, Detroit, tulips, flowers, Silver Lake, driving, roadtrips
Home movies (ca. late 1950s) from a Detroit, Michigan family shot on a trip from Detroit, Michigan to the Beaver, Pennsylvania area to attend a funeral. The end of the film shows a visit to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Home movies, travel and tourism, Detroit, Beaver, Pennsylvania, funerals, roadtrips, families
Compilation of archival film images of Detroit's people and places 1925-1976. Made to be shown to participatory audiences who identify locations, ask questions, and discuss the future of this great city. Topics: Detroit, Michigan, home movies, amateur movies, participatory documentary, urban history, public...
Compilation of historical footage showing life, labor and landscape in Detroit, Michigan (1919-1970s). First shown at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) on November 3, 2011. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Detroit, Michigan, archival footage, landscape, cultural geography, labor, African Americans
Promotional film made for the City of Detroit, an unsuccessful bidder for the Olympic Games. With views of city highways, automobile manufacturing, a diverse population, and social activities, all shot prior to the city's economic decline. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews ) Topics: Detroit, Michigan, City planning, Race relations
Home movies shot at Monnier School, Detroit, Michigan, approximately 1947. Sequences include scenes in and around the school and parking lot, art classes, students (including several pairs of twins) in class, teachers in parking lot, teacher slipping as he descends steps and retracing his movements a second time for the camera, and a field trip via bus to the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: home movies, Detroit, children, schools, teachers, field trips, Diego Rivera, Detroit Institute of...
Compilation of historical images of Detroit, Michigan (1917-1970), edited by Rick Prelinger for presentation at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) on February 10, 2010. If you have historical film footage of Detroit that I might be able to use for future Lost Landscapes programs, I'd like to hear from you. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: detroit, michigan, cities, urban geography, landscape, urban history